Back Row: Jack WY6B, Glenita KB6PKN, Rich AD6X, Ken W6WMD, Jim AA6F, Jim WA6KKD, Myron WA6BLB, Sarah WD6FUF,
Robert K6LYI, Larry AD6W, Bill WB6FEH
Front Row: Shirley KD6DJD, Cathy KJ6EM, Bob K6RMW, Bob K6GDI, Mike WB6VGL, Roger WD6CNV
Not Pictured But Attending: Chuck W6DPD
San Joaquin Net History
The San Joaquin net was formed April 28, 1959, by K6EJT Bill with a group of amateur radio operators that included:
Al K6RPL, Roger K6HEZ, Alex W6BWM, Fred WA6AFW, Joe W6YQK, Jim K6ZFM, Floyd W6MJS, Verne K6EBO, John W6QRB, Sam K6OBG, Charlie K6SWW and Mike WA6OLG.
They met on 3.915 Kc every night but Sundays and holidays.
Members gave a weather report from their area.
The net increased in members, and changed the name to The San
Joaquin Net. The net has grown to a membership of over seventy
members with Q T H's throughout California.
The history of the San Joaquin Net was
Compiled by Edith L. "Salley" Nikkel WB6FOA of Pleasant Hill and copied
by Harry L. "Bud" Odgers WA6OVE of El Portal
The annual San Joaquin Net Picnic was held at Roeding Park in Fresno on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This year the picnic was asgain located at the Pine Gove Shelter at the northeast corner of the park. Approximately 20 hams were in attendance this year.
Thanks to Sarah WD6FUF, Bill WB6FEH, AD6X Rich (our "official photographer") and Myron WA6BLB for supplying these pictures.
Celebrating 58 years of service!
Annual SJN Picnic
Net Manager: Jim Wintemute AA6F
Net Secretary: Ken Martzen W6WMD
Assistant Net Secretary: Jeff Lillard AD6RH
Steve, WA6MIZ has been a member of the SJV Net for some time, but went off the air for awhile because of a major move. Steve has made some great progress on his new shack in Boise, Idaho, and shares his story and some great pictures in a special article found under the "Member News" tab of this web page. Scroll on past all of the "Featured Stations" to read all about Steve's adventures in Idaho. POSTED September 20, 2018.
WA6MIZ, continues his special contribution of a "San Joaquin Net Featured Station" with a FIFTH installment posted today - September 6, 2018. Steve was instrumental in developing this feature and as promised has been providing us with regular updates. In this article, Steve shares information about Walt Schivo, KB6BKN, that will amaze you.
With sadness we announce the passing of Bob Curtis, W6QCV, of Arcadia, CA on 8/17/18 at the age of 93. Many of you will remember Bob as a long-time member of our San Joaquin Valley Net. This information was passed to us from Earl Curtis, KI6BEC. If we receive additional information we will pass it along to you.
Roger, WD6CNV shares a personal insight into how he became interested in Ham Radio. This brings back memories of similar adventures building first radios! To read his account, click the "Member News" tab and scroll on down.
Bill, WB6FEH; Roger WD6CNV; Phil N6OMM and Myron, WA6BLB all connected at the Annual DX Convention held in Visalia on April 21, 2018. See there mugs on "Activities" Tab.
Thank you Sarah Corum, WD6FUF, for sending along some additional pictures from the 2017 picnic. These can be found under the "Activities" tab mixed in with pictures sent by Rich, AD6X. She also emailed some treasurers from a 1998 San Joaquin HF Net campout and one of her as Net Control from January 2001. These pictures re under the "Members" tab and a part of "A trip Down Memory Lane".
Thanks to Bill, WB6FEH, for providing some great pictures and text from the past. Click on the "Members" tab and scroll down to "A Trip Down Memory Lane" to view pictures from the collection of WB6OTB (SK).
Our own, K6RMW, Bob Wisler from Watsonville, has a letter published in the April 2018 QST Edition. His letter is about checking into the 3918 kHz net from Yosemite. You can read the article by clicking on the new "MEMBER NEWS" tab above.
Bob, K6RMW, passed along an update on Marty, W6ZD, You can read the update on Marty by clicking on the new "MEMBER NEWS" tab above.
Thank you to Rich, AD6X, for providing the pictures of past picnics and camp outs. The 2017 picnic pictures are now posted under the "Activities" page.
San Joaquin HF Net is now on Broadcastify. There is a direct link on the "Resources" to an audio player. You can also access by going to broadcastify.com and search California - Amateur Radio. You'll find a link to a 3.918 receiver. This is a Kenwood 120 receiver on a 80 meter inverted vee antenna located in Visalia, California. The feed has a delay, but it gives you a way to listen to our net when you are away from your HF rig! Try it out sometime. There are even apps for IPhones and Android devices!
(this past month)
Harry L. "Bud" Odgers, WA6OVE
Blanket Check-In Blues??
Edith L. "Salley" Nikkel, WB6FOA
From year to year, we often forget what the propagation was like the year before. We lament about the bad band conditions causing us to have day after day of blanket check-ins. Our Net Manager, Jim AA6F, sent over some of the log sheets from last Fall and Winter and this past November that he uses to keep track of check-ins. I created a little graphic that shows those days that Net Control called a blanket check-in. On the calendars from below, the days highlighted in yellow were blanket check-ins. If history holds, we will be having many more blanket check-ins coming up!
San Joaquin Net meets Monday-Saturday on 3918 khz, at 6 PM Pacific Time
One year ago!